Monthly Archives: April 2009

Technological Adaptations

This weekend, while hanging out with some friends, pointing out the location of Saturn to some drunk buddies, and taking naps that are one-third of a normal night’s sleep, I worked on Biology. This must be a huge surprise to everyone, but I decided to just work on it and get as much done as I could. I’m revising the paper in preparation for the final draft, due in roughly a week and a half, creating the website for our research, and starting the Powerpoint for the presentation this Thursday.

Of course, all of this is done on my computer, so of course I get distracted. I created my own personal online resume, which was actually pretty fun. I just like tinkering with HTML codes and actually being able to view something that I’ve made on a wide scale. Kind of like this and some of my other online stuff. I also edited my paper resume to include the URL, just in case potential employers want a closer look at who exactly I am.

But that was a huge distraction from Biology, but I’m fine with it. I only need to suffer through two more weeks of it, then I’ll never have to take it again. I was even thinking that I was going to drop my second HPS course next semester and replace it with a math course, but thinking more about it I probably won’t have room. I’ll probably still drop it, since seventeen credits and a lab is a TON of work.

I’ll see… I’m just looking forward to relaxing this summer, not worrying about classes, having fun, all that stuff.

Physics Major

Today, I slept in until noon, and even then I didn’t want to get up. But get up I did so that I could shower and head over to the Union. I had to meet with a high school senior who got admitted to the Honors College and is planning on being a Physics major, and she and her dad wanted to talk to me about my experience as a Physics major.

It was actually kind of awkward. The dad asked me for some background, so basically I just told him about how I got into Physics and what I’ve done in relation to it. I think I talked for about five or ten minutes, then I ask, “is there anything else you want to know?” The dad says (even though I directed the question to the daughter), “well, how stressed are you during the week?” Very weird question, so I described this past week and everything I had to do, but since I didn’t want it to seem like it was all work (which it never really could be), I talked about how I could still find free time to just relax, especially on the weekends.

And that was basically it. The dad says how he thinks that he has a good idea of what’s going on, the daughter says nothing, so then I get back on my friend’s bike and ride back to Holmes. I don’t know; I guess I find it extremely weird that the daughter did not ask a single question, so I did give her my e-mail address if she had any questions. Hopefully she actually asks me some questions, but even then it might be her dad standing behind her as she composes the message.

It’s just weird. In other news, I am a mere few hours from the weekend, as my Physics class was cancelled and my Astrophysics exam tomorrow is in the morning. Hooray for Friday!

Hell Week

This week was pretty rough on me already, and I only just started Tuesday. I had a Physics lab report due Monday, which I worked on and finished for a few hours on Easter. I have a Biology take-home due in twenty minutes, which I worked all weekend and then some on, only just finishing it last night. I have a Linear Algebra problem set that covers two weeks of class that is due tomorrow.

I also have a Physics exam and Biology exam tomorrow, and an Astrophysics exam on Friday. I will also probably have another Linear Algebra exam next week, or maybe the week after if I’m lucky. To top it all off, once this week is over I’m entering intense finals mode. Yes, the same mode I was in where my friends would bring cookies or something down from the caf to the study lounge and where I would sit in the same spot for around nine or ten hours straight. That intense.

The only problems with that are that I still haven’t looked up my final schedule, so I have no idea which final is when, and I still have homework and a huge Biology research project to worry about. Honestly, I want to finish this Biology stuff soon, very soon, so then I never have to worry about the W1282X mutation of the CFTR gene.

Plus, I’ll need to schedule in free time for both myself and my SSO.